i think it’s a bit unfair to assume that people all post pictures of their self harm to glorify it. there’s definitely people who want to glorify it and want the attention and that’s fucked up, but i don’t think that’s everyone. “takes one to know one” is exactly right. but i don’t think people are in a completely clear headspace to realise that they might be glorifying it. i know those thoughts weren’t crossing my mind when i would do it. its easy to let things out relatively anonymously online

i agree, that would have been unfair of me if i had accused every single person afflicted of glamorizing and glorifying self injury via photos/videos/gifs/etc. but note that’s not what i did. my post was aimed at those who do that such thing for that such reason.
“takes one to know one” is correct in that i used to be one of the people who would photograph their SI and post it bc i was terribly misguided and felt it was in some way ‘theraputic’ not realizing what damage it was causing not only myself but everyone who saw the photos. and just like you said, not a lot of us are thinking when we do it, it’s such a big secret to keep to oneself that the anonymity of the internet provides the exact relief we think we need to stable out the weight of that secret on our shoulders.

“so here strangers, see what i’ve done to myself. please empathize. please sympathize w/what i’m going through and please tell me i’m not the only one.”

when you realize, as i realized, that posting that sort of material, even if it’s anonymously over the internet, is going to deal some damage and create one bad habit on top of the other and is ultimately not worth a damn.

i absolutely agree w/you, ok? the main purpose of that photo’s description was to let out some of my frustration towards my discovery of the tag ‘blithe’ being used as a loophole to tag mental illness-related pictures on instagram.

have heart. :) xx

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